This calendar may be subject to change. Events may be added, deleted or changed as the year progresses. Before attending any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org

Color Codes for Calendar Items
Membership Meeting at the Springer Cultural Center
Monthly business meeting
Model rocket launch at Dodds Park
High power rocket launch in Rantoul
High power rocket launch in Monticello
Special event
Education and Outreach
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January February March April May June July August September October November December

January 2019
January Tuesday 1 New Year Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 8 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Media
Bring book, videos, etc. to share.
Due to the holiday schedule at the Springer Center this month's meeting will be held a week later than usual on January 9
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
January Saturday 12 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
January Saturday 26 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul
 
February 2019
February Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Forum on rocket design and construction methods. Includes use of simulation programs as part of the design process.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
February Saturday 9 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Monday 18 4-H Learn & Fun Day Noon - 2:15 p.m. Trinity Lutheran School
Bloomington, IL
February 19-22 Agora Days rocketry class at University Laboratory High School
One hour each day, 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
UNI
February Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
February Saturday 23 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Saturday 23 Insect Fear Film Festival
Theme: Termites
Films: Alien Apocalypse (2005) and assorted short subjects
6 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium
 
March 2019
March 1-3 NARCON
The National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
Cape Canaveral, FL
March Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Annual membership meeting and election of club officers.
Meeting Topic: Presentation of U of I IREC Rocket Design and hybrid motor by U of I Aerospace Students
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
March Saturday 9 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 10
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
March Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
March Saturday 23 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, March 24
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
April 2019
April Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Forum on Level 3 Certification
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
April Saturday 13 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
If our FAA waivers have arrived by this time the launch will be at the Rantoul Site. If not this launch will be at Dodds Park. This will be announced on the email list.
If the launch is at Dodds we will need to wait until the soccer players are finished before we can set up. So while we say we will meet there at noon, it may be a couple of hours later before we can set up.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
April Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
April Saturday 27 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, April 28
Note: Due to the weather on Saturday the launch is being postponed until Sunday.
Remember, this launch will be at the field near Forsyth, IL, north of Decatur.
Our FAA waivers have arrived, but don't take effect until June, so this will not be a high power launch.
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
May 2019
May Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to model rocketry for new members and anyone who is interested.
New board members take office
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
May Saturday 11 Build & Fly Workshop
Fee $24, call 398-2550 to register.
9 - 11 a.m. Leonhard Center
May Saturday 11 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
May Saturday 25 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
June 2019
June Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: The Ins and Outs of Dual Deployment
Learn about the methods used to reduce drift when recovering your rocket.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
June 7 - 9 National Sport Launch Lucerne Dry Lake, CA
June Saturday 8 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 15 Demo launch at the Urbana Park District "Strawberry Jam" 4 p.m. Meadowbrook Park
June Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
June Saturday 22 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Monday 24 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in building rockets 7 - 9 p.m. ESPL
June Friday 28 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
 
July 2019
July Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: GARLO Prep
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
July Saturday 6 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July Friday 12 The CIA will assist the students of the GAMES Camp at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Woodard Park in St. Joseph
July Monday 15 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in building rockets 7 - 9 p.m. ESPL
July Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
July Friday 19 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Saturday 20 GARLO 2019
Theme: Golden Anniversary of Apollo 11
All-day rocket launch, followed by an awards ceremony/potluck picnic.
Rain date: Saturday, July 27
Special Contests:
Apollo Era Rockets
Lunar Landing
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Set up 9 a.m.)
Dodds Park
July 27 - August 3 NARAM
National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet
Muncie, IN
July Wednesday 31 The CIA will demonstrate rockets for kids from the Champaign Park District Summer Camp
(set up starting at 1:00)
2 - 3 p.m. Dodds Park
 
August 2019
August Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Tracking Devices and Methods
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
August Saturday 10 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
August Saturday 24 Rocket Launch
Annual Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch equipment more than 30 years old. Dig out those old rockets and get them flying again.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August 29 - September 2 LDRS 38 Kansas
 
September 2019
September Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to Medium and High Power Rocketry
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
September Saturday 14 Rocket Launch
Followed by night launching of rockets equipped with lights, beepers, etc.
Noon - Dark Dodds Park
September Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
September Saturday 21 Rocket Launch
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
October 2019
October Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Our annual swap meet. Bring your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies to buy, sell and trade with other members.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
October Saturday 5 Heartland Maker Fest 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana
October Saturday 12 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 10/13.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
October Saturday 26 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 10/27.
Noon - 6 p.m. Forsyth Launch Site
 
November 2019
November Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: High power rocketry beyond Level I
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
November Saturday 9 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/10.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
November Friday 15
Sunday 17
Midwest Power launch near Princeton, IL sponsored by Quad Cities Rocketry Society 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Princeton
November Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
November Saturday 23 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/24.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
December 2019
December Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Wrapup, Rocket nostalgia and "Tall Tales". Bring stories and artifacts to share.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
December Saturday 14 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
December Saturday 28 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
January 2020
January Wednesday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park


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